The Ministry of Education (MOE) and the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) have approved St Andrew’s Mission Hospital (SAMH)’s proposal to start a special education school to cater to adolescents aged 13 to 18 with moderate to severe autism. The school will begin operations in January 2006.
2 Mr Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Manpower and Education, announced this at the ‘Concert of Love’ organised for children with disabilities at the Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA)’s school auditorium on
3 The new special education school, which has been named St Andrew’s
4 The projected enrolment for St Andrew’s
5 The school will be temporarily housed at the premises of the St Andrew’s
6 Quote from Mr Hawazi Daipi: “The school will complement the programmes provided by the other SPED schools and provide an educational pathway for teenagers with autism. MOE will continue to support the work of the Voluntary Welfare Organisations and the community so that together, we can be more effective in our efforts to help every child reach his full potential.”
7 Quote from Mr Gerard Ee, President National Council of Social Service: “NCSS is very pleased with the opening of St Andrew’s
 St Andrew’s Autism Centre will house the Special Education School, Day Activity Centre, Clinic & Rehabilitation Centre, Training & Resource Centre for Parents, Vocational Training Centre and Respite Centre.